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Serratio peptidase

Serratio peptidase, also known as serrapeptidase, is a powerful proteolytic enzyme obtained from silkworms. The enzyme is produced by the microorganism Serratia E 15 which lives in the gut wall of the silkworm.

This enzyme helps in the proteolysis of cocoons and emergence of the moth. This enzyme is an ingredient of anti-inflammatory drugs used for the treatment of arthritis, synovitis, and several other inflammatory conditions of muscle and bones. The enzyme causes proteolysis of all non-vital tissues including blood clots, cysts, tissue plaques and cellular debris and reduce the inflammatory response. Unlike other anti-inflammatory drugs like steroids and NSAIDs, Serratio peptidase does not inhibit prostaglandins and is safe to the gastrointestinal system.

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